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Vivint Gets Clever with Bear Themed Smart Doorbell YouTube Videos

Vivint Smart Home’s ‘Life Happens at the Front Door’ campaign got clever with several YouTube commercials depicting a costumed ‘bear’ utilizing the Vivint doorbell camera.

Jason Knott · March 16, 2017

N.J. Integrator Boosts Website Traffic by 1700%, Tops Google Rankings

Hi-Fi Sales in Cherry Hill, N.J., takes new online strategy to drive eyeballs, engage with potential clients, and rank No. 1 in 25 keyword phrases in Google. How did he do it?

Jason Knott · December 21, 2016

Case Study: How to Build, Leverage Strong Relationships with Builders

Contractual model between builder ARBC and integrator AAMI in Florida is shining example of full transparency and how two-stage contract works — one for ‘fixed’ equipment and one for ‘non-fixed.’ Also, top 10 criteria builders look for in hiring CE pros.

Jason Knott · October 07, 2016

CE Pro 100 Tackle Challenges Head On

We asked the 2016 CE Pro 100 to share thoughts on their biggest challenges, opportunities, growth strategies, hot technologies and more.

Arlen Schweiger · April 29, 2016

Vivint Smart Home Gets $100M Investment

Peter Thiel, noted early Facebook investor, founder of PayPal and large shareholder of Airbnb, leads $100 million capital investment from Solarmere Capital Co. into Vivint Smart Home. Money will be used to continue to fuel Vivint’s home automation growth.

Jason Knott · April 27, 2016

Last Chance to Enter 2016 CE Pro 100; Final Deadline March 30

The final deadline for submissions for the CE Pro 100 is extended to March 30. Entries receive national exposure and are eligible to attend CE Pro Summit this fall.

CE Pro Editors · March 24, 2016

Leading California Integrator AudioVisions Joins HTSA

After 26 years in business, CE Pro 100 integrator AudioVisions finally joins a buying group, selecting Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA).

Jason Knott · March 02, 2016

From Best Buy to VIA: How AudioVisions JV with D-Tools Went Down

In a tale worthy of Six Degrees of Separation, the principals at AudioVisions and D-Tools have intertwined experiences ranging from Best Buy to VIA International that eventually led to new joint venture software development agreement.

Jason Knott · January 28, 2016

CE Pro 100 Top 5 Home Automation Brands: Control4 is #1 For First Time

Evaluating the CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis for home automation: For the first time ever, Control4 barely beats Crestron; Nortek’s Elan makes comeback; Savant dips.

Julie Jacobson · June 01, 2015

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2013

The 2013 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis proves that numbers can validate what customer installers are seeing with their eyes. This year’s look at what products and services the 100 highest-grossing custom installation companies are offering shows that system traits such as value and versatility tops the public’s wish list. Anecdotally, dealers have been saying […]

CE Pro Editors · April 30, 2013